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Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

I was invited to attend a Champagne tasting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the esteemed boardroom for a select group of wine collectors, distributors and writers to celebrate the release of Armand de Brignac’s latest cuvée – Assemblage. I especially love these events because […]

Taking a wine tasting trip? Here’s what you need to know

Taking a wine tasting trip? Here’s what you need to know

If wine tasting was an Olympic sport, I’d win gold. Seriously. I have this sport down to a science. The key is having a plan and pacing yourself. Whether you’re new wine tasting or an experienced oenophile, here are 10 tips you need to take […]

Where to Enjoy the Best Cocktails Around the World in 2017

Where to Enjoy the Best Cocktails Around the World in 2017

The Lodge at Ashford, a 4-star hotel located on the grounds of Ashford Castle’s 350-acre estate, is the perfect destination for visitors looking for a more affordable, yet still luxurious, way to experience the extravagant property and all the many activities available on-site. The hotel […]

Afternoon Tea Around the World: The Best Tea Rooms

Afternoon Tea Around the World: The Best Tea Rooms

The Baur au Lac, Zurich Located in the hotel’s recently renovated Le Hall – a historic space that has welcomed the likes of Alfred Nobel, Marc Chagall and Richard Wagner throughout the years- the Baur au Lac’s Afternoon Tea includes homemade scones, pastries, sandwiches, fresh clotted cream, […]

Sweetzer Cellars: DI-Wine

Sweetzer Cellars: DI-Wine

My dad made wine in our suburban Maryland home when I was growing up. Today, my 20-year-old vegan daughter is making wine – or fermenting as the kids today would say. I’ve dreamed of owning a vineyard one day and making wine with a kitchy […]

5 Great Golf Resorts in Wine Country

5 Great Golf Resorts in Wine Country

If there are two things my husband loves, it’s golf and wine. Or wine and golf. I’m not sure what order he’d choose them in. Me? I just like to drink wine. So when I was trying to think of a great getaway for the […]



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